Teotihuacan: City of Gods Board Game Review
BGG Weight: 3.78 / 5
Year Published: 2018
Publisher: NSKN Games
Designer: Daniele Tascini
Number of Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 90-120 minutes
Game Category/Theme: Ancient Civilization/Worker Placement
Board Game Mechanics: Area Movement, Rondel, Set Collection, Solo / Solitaire Game, Tile Placement
Player Interaction: 6.5
Game Rating: 8.5
Weight Rating = (7.5 + 8.5) = 16
Playability Rating = [(8.5 + 6.5 + 8.5) – 7.5] = 16
Play Rating Score = (16 + 16) x 2 = 64
Value Rating = 64 / 6.5 = 9.85
Final Score Rating = 64 + 9.85 = 73.85
Teotihuacan: City of Gods is an excellent worker placement game with a unique twist. Instead of simply placing workers on different spots on the board, players move a single worker around a circular track, which changes the value of the worker as they move. This means players must carefully plan out their moves in order to optimize their resources and actions.
The game also features a variable board setup, as well as variable player powers, which adds to the replayability of the game. The different strategies and paths to victory are numerous, allowing players to approach the game in different ways and try new strategies in subsequent plays.
Teotihuacan is not without its flaws, however. While the game does offer some player interaction, it is limited to blocking spaces on the board and racing to complete certain objectives. Additionally, the game can be quite complex and overwhelming for new players, which may make it less accessible to some.
Overall, Teotihuacan: City of Gods is a well-designed and engaging worker placement game that offers plenty of replayability and depth. It is a great choice for fans of the genre, although it may not be the best choice for those looking for a more social or casual gaming experience.
Teotihuacan: City of Gods does not offer solo or cooperative play.
10 other games that may appeal to someone who liked Teotihuacan: City of Gods are:
- Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar – A worker placement game with a similar focus on resource management and variable player powers.
- Terra Mystica – A complex strategy game with multiple paths to victory and a focus on area control and resource management.
- Puerto Rico – A classic strategy game with a focus on resource management and building a strong economy.
- Stone Age – A worker placement game with a simpler design and a focus on resource management and set collection.
- Agricola – A complex worker placement game with a focus on resource management and building a farm.
- Scythe – A strategy game with a focus on area control and resource management, as well as variable player powers and combat.
- Power Grid – A strategy game with a focus on resource management and building a power grid network.
- The Gallerist – A worker placement game with a focus on art collecting and gallery management, as well as variable player powers.
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